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An image of Bohemian waxwing, model by Meissen
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Alternate image of Bohemian waxwing, model by Meissen Alternate image of Bohemian waxwing, model by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Bohemian waxwing, model
Year
1741
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

23.4 11.3 x 13.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.57
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Work on the model was begun by Kändler and completed by Ehder in 1741. The species used to be identified as a cedar waxwing, but the wing markings are those of the Bohemian waxwing. The bird is missing its pair which has a complementary posture and extends its right wing.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 25 (colour illus.). cat.no. 22

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